A Royal Retreat: Live Like a King at Jambughoda Palace, Gujarat

I’m sitting on a swing, sipping tea with my host Vikramsinh, Maharana of the former princely state of Jambughoda. We’ve been walking around his gardens, and have settled near a large organic vegetable patch. A Great Dane and a Doberman lie at our feet, while several pups scamper around. Vikramsinh, whose estate is almost self-sufficient…

A little slice of life in Fort Kochi

We came to Fort Kochi a bit tired and bedraggled after a wonderful, but strenuous 13 day journey along the River Nila (which we will tell you about soon!), with the idea of just spending a couple of days relaxing and lazing before returning home to Bombay. But the moment we reached this quaint little corner…

The reDiscovery Podcast S02E05: Our favourite Homestays in India

We love Homestays! To anyone who follows us this is pretty obvious, so we thought why not do an episode on our favourite homestays in India. As we have travelled over half the country we have quite the list of awesome places to stay and for those who enjoy immersive travel, there’s no better way…

A village called Bam & how we discovered our kind of travel

There was a palpable, tense undercurrent in the car. We’d spent the previous day on a 10 hour drive from the cool and green Bomdila to the horrible dusty town of North Lakhimpur. We’d been pelted with bananas en route by gregarious, drunk revellers and the only hotel we found in North Lakhimpur was shabby…

The reDiscovery Podcast S02E04: Agra beyond the Taj

For first time visitors to India, Agra and the Taj Mahal form an integral part of any itinerary, and with good reason. However in the shadow of this magnificent edifice to love hide many gems which are overlooked by tourists who spend far too little time in the old Mughal capital. In this weeks Podcast…

Five (more) Super Homestays Across India

Anyone whos been following our travels knows that we believe there’s no better way to explore a place than staying in someone’s home. In 2016 we published a list of our favourite homestays in India. This year we’ve added five more. Jambughoda Palace, Jambughoda, Gujarat Named after the jamun trees that are abundant in the region,…

Rewa’s White Tiger Legacy and why it left a bad taste in our mouths.

Most of you would have heard of Bundelkhand, the region in which the famous Khajuraho temples sit and which is home to the storied Chambal valley. East of Bundelkhand is the Bagelkhand region, which in pre independent India had a smattering of princely states, the largest of which was Rewa. The Maharajas of Rewa once…

Why I love (and hate) travelling with my spouse

Hoshner and I met on a Tiger Safari in Pench in Madhya Pradesh over a decade ago. It was a common friends’ birthday and 10 of us came from three cities across the country to celebrate our friend,  go tiger spotting and drink. We mostly talked about our shared interests in travel and exploration. He…